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 By DAVID MARTIN    City    December 6, 2017

Council approves stipends

Employees working for the city of Green River will receive a monetary thank you from the Green River City Council later this month. The council voted unanimously to approve a tiered stipend for... Full story

 

Airport name change proposed

Deciding whether or not to change the airport’s name to something more regional was a topic of discussion the Sweetwater County Commissioners weren’t ready to make a decision on just yet. During...

 

Train derails in GR Monday

On Monday morning, while temperatures were in the 20s, eight cars derailed in the Green River yard. Kristen South, Union Pacific Railroad media relations director for the Wyoming area, said at about... Full story

 

Gas leak diverts traffic on Uinta

Around noon last Thursday, traffic on Uinta Drive was diverted and two businesses were evacuated after a contractor hit a gas line. According to Darren Shepherd, Dominion Energy Wyoming spokesman, a... Full story

 

Children enjoy building cars

Children not only created cardboard cars with their families, but they may have created lasting memories too. Last Wednesday, children from both Green River and Rock Springs Headstart met at the Rock...

 

GR family copes with diagnosis

Oct. 5, 2017, will forever be engraved in the Johnson family's minds as the day their lives changed. Ashley Johnson said it was on that day when they found out her youngest son, James, 2, has...

 

Many attend Christmas Craft Fair

The parking lot was full of vacant cars, while Christmas Craft goers were busy going from room to room to look at unique gifts. On Saturday, the Golden Hour Senior Center hosted its annual Christmas...

 
 By DAVID MARTIN    City    December 6, 2017

VFW sends packages to troops

Lines of empty boxes filled the room at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Sunday afternoon. The boxes, which would be filled with Girl Scout cookies, candy, Christmas cards, letters and a host of other... Full story

 

Our View: Beware of scams

During the last few weeks, a number of our city’s residents have been hit by sneaky scammers. These scammers are the lowest of the low, preying upon vulnerable people in an attempt for an easy score. The tactics they use are varied, with residents...

 

Recognizing Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dear Editor, The governor of the great state of Wyoming, Matthew H. Mead, has proclaimed that Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, be designated as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is earnestly recommended by the few remaining veterans in Wyoming of the attack...

 

Wyoming Delegation should oppose FCC

Dear Sen. John Barrasso, Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Liz Cheney: Wyoming’s delegation should not support the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed changes to rules commonly known as net neutrali...

 

Notes from Town Square: The Lucky Cactus downtown

Have you seen the Lucky Cactus Tattoo shop on Main Street? They opened just a few months ago and are very excited to be in Green River. The shop is owned by Chace Young, Regina Khisamova and Colby Moss. It conveys a welcoming environment and has...

 

Artifact of the month: The papier mâché doll

This display of the month is a doll with a papier mâché head and leather body possibly from the 1870s-1890s. She is wearing a red cotton dress and lying in a Victorian wicker doll carriage. Papier mâché has its origins in China, where the...

 

Ann Joyce Clifton

Ann Joyce Clifton, 86, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 29, 2017, at her home.  A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Colorado, Clifton died following a lengthy...

 

Larry Dankert

Larry Dankert, 67, of Green River, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Mission at Castle Rock. A longtime resident of Green River and former longtime resident of Rock Springs, Dankert died...

 

Joseph William DeSalvo

Joseph William DeSalvo, 73, passed away Nov. 28, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a resident of Rock Springs for 38 years and a former resident of Utah. DeSalvo was born on March 12, 1944,...

 

Johnnie "Tony" Kettle

Johnnie “Tony” Kettle, 88, passed away Nov. 26, 2017, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. He was a lifelong resident of Wyoming. Kettle was born Aug. 13, 1929, in Rock Springs, the son of John E. Kettle and Ester Mullens. He served in the...

 

Jack Donald Taylor

Jack Donald Taylor, 88, known to family as "Tim," died peacefully Dec. 2, 2017, in Grand Junction, Colo. Jack was born in Moab, Utah, March 20, 1929, to Arthur Alonzo and Estella Newell Taylor, the...

 

Kent D. Williams

Kent D. Williams, 64, of Rock Springs, passed away at his home Dec. 2, 2017.  He had been in ill health for the past three months. He was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Preston, Idaho, the son of Doug LaVerl Williams and Florene Harris Williams. Williams...

 

Lady Wolves set their sights on a new season

With a little less than a week's worth of practice under their belts, the Green River High School Lady Wolves basketball team is looking forward to their first game. Head coach Rick Carroll said the... Full story

 

Boys prepare for Lyman invite

The Green River High School Boys are working hard in preparation for their first challenge later this week. The boys will travel to Lyman to take on Kemmerer at the Mountain View Auxiliary Gym...

 

Indoor track prepares for January

Head coach Dan Hansen is excited for the upcoming indoor track season at Green River High School. The program was on the chopping block earlier this year, along with the wrestling cheer program and...

 

Grapplers seek their 3rd state championship

The back-to-back state championship wrestling team seeks their third state title under a new coach. Head wrestling coach Josh Wisniewski said he's excited to take over the successful wrestling...

 

Duo signs to play softball

A pair of Sweetwater County softball players signed letters to play for Colorado Northwestern Community College next year. The two, Green River's Aaliyah Brady and Rock Springs' Maygen Stassinos...

 

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